Regarding Fr. James Roth, OSFS

Mar 25, 2015
For more information contact:
Ned McGrath, Director of Public Affairs
James Roth

The Toledo-Detroit Province of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales (OSFS) has deemed credible a complaint of sexual misconduct with a minor by one of the religious order’s priests, Fr. James Roth (1953-2015). From 1995-2004, during his time as a teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator at St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo, Ohio, Fr. Roth also helped with the weekend Mass and sacramental schedule at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Monroe, Michigan. Other assignments included schools in Utah and Ontario, Canada. Fr. Roth died February 11, 2015.

All inquiries concerning this case should be directed to the provincial for the Toledo-Detroit Province, Fr. Ken McKenna, OSFS (419-724-9851) or

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